CJJC is Hiring!

We are excited to announce an important part-time position, Foreclosure Prevention Counselor/ Organizer


Foreclosure Prevention Counselor / Organizer

Causa Justa :: Just Cause is a grassroots housing and immigrant justice organization with offices in San Francisco and Oakland. In 2010, CJJC emerged as the strategic collaboration of two powerful organizations: St. Peter’s Housing Committee and Just Cause Oakland. These two organizations represent more than 30 years combined experience working toward housing and racial justice for African Americans and Latinos in the Bay Area. We are looking for part-time staff to coordinate our Oakland Homeowner Clinic that serves homeowners facing foreclosures in Oakland. This is a 20-hour per week position that begins immediately upon hiring.

Job responsibilities include:
– Schedule counseling appointments and maintain a clinic calendar
– Meet with individual homeowners to review their cases and provide counseling, support and advocacy to help them fight their foreclosures
– Lead Foreclosure Prevention Workshops for the public
– Promote the clinic services with local organizations and community residents
– Work with homeowners to support home defense actions and mobilizations
– Recruit homeowners who come to the clinic to become CJJC members
– Recruit law students and lawyers to provide legal advice to homeowners when needed
– Coordinate volunteers
– Track and document all aspects of the clinic’s work
– Complete monthly clinic reports
– Support housing campaign work as needed

Ideal candidates should demonstrate the following skills and expertise:
– Commitment to social and housing justice
– Previous experience doing homeowner counseling or related service provision work
– Knowledge of the foreclosure crisis and its impact on Oakland
– Detail orientated
– Strong personal organization skills
– Experienced with computers – including familiarity with Word, Excel and Google calendar
– Bilingual – Spanish / English
– Has a working car with valid drivers’ license

Please send a resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cjjc.org. The position is open until filled. 

People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.